X-rays are used to check for abnormalities and develop treatment plans for numerous conditions. They are a vital part of the diagnostic tools used in dentists' offices. At Davis Dental, we use the latest x-ray technology to produce the clearest, most detailed images possible. Our digital x-rays appear quickly on the screen, cutting down on wait times and reducing patient exposure to radiation by 90 percent. Panoramic x-rays are used to take pictures of the entire inner structure of the jaws and sinuses to diagnose the cause of pain, identify misalignments and screen for various types of cancer. With the help of our sophisticated x-ray equipment, we are able to catch many problems in their early stages and deliver less invasive, more effective treatments as a result. You can learn more about our x-ray technology at an initial appointment with Dr. Davis. Contact us to schedule.
A pearly white smile has a dramatically positive effect on your entire appearance, as your teeth are one of the things that people notice about you first. Coffee, tea, soda, cigarette smoke, tobacco, medications and other substances can leave behind deep stains on your teeth that detract from the beauty of your smile. Bleaching is a process of removing these stains with safe, effective chemicals that penetrate the dental enamel and dissolve the discoloration. Davis Dental offers very affordable bleaching services that are far more effective than at-home whitening systems. Our low cost means virtually anyone can enjoy a whiter smile. Give us a call to learn more about bleaching.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly half of all adults have some stage of periodontitis or gum disease. If you're among them, you are at an increased risk for bone erosion, tooth loss and even heart disease. Davis Dental can help you avoid the serious complications of periodontal disease with our periodontics services. Our periodontics specialist will develop a customized treatment plan to address your symptoms, combining various therapies and techniques to stop the progression of the disease. Once your gum disease symptoms have begun to be managed, our dental hygienists and periodontics specialist will perform the regular periodontics maintenance necessary to promote ongoing gum health.
Symptoms of gum disease include redness of the gums, new spaces forming between the teeth, changes in bite or bleeding when you brush. Contact our office for an appointment if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
When a baby is born, his or her 20 baby teeth are already busy growing. Baby teeth begin to emerge by 6 months, and by the age of 2 or 3, children are ready for regular care from a dentist. At Davis Dental, our pediatric dentistry specialist is committed to helping our littlest patients have healthy mouths. We foster a kid-friendly environment where children feel at ease in order to prevent fears that can lead to lifelong avoidance of the dentist. Our pediatric specialist sees toddlers, school-aged children and adolescents and will take the time to fully explain treatments both to you and your child. We will also provide the education that you need to help your child take the best possible care of his or her teeth at home. Give us a call to book an initial appointment to introduce your child to our team.
When the inner pulp of the teeth becomes diseased or damaged, steps must be quickly taken to preserve the tooth and those around it. The pulp contains the nerves and blood vessels that nourish the tooth and keep it healthy, and if an infection or injury is allowed to progress and blood flow to the tooth is disrupted, tooth loss is almost always inevitable. Fortunately, our endodontic specialist can often save teeth with root canal therapy when infections or damage are caught in their early stages. During a root canal, the pulp is removed, and the tooth is flushed with antiseptic to fight infection. Then, rubber filler is added to support the tooth and a crown is placed to cover it. Many people are fearful of root canals, but the treatment is actually painless with the anesthetics used by our endodontic specialist.
If you are noticing sensitivity when you eat or drink hot or cold beverages, have chronic tooth pain or have noticed swelling or discharge around a tooth, you may be in need of endodontic treatment. Call our office today to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Brushing and flossing your teeth at home helps to remove food particles and the sticky plaque that forms on the dental enamel and around the gum line. If you do not completely remove all of the plaque, it will harden into tartar within 48 to 72 hours. Once tartar forms, it cannot be removed easily at home, and the bacteria that it contains contribute to tooth decay and gum inflammation. Having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice per year can help to remove tartar before problems can develop. Our hygiene department is staffed by experienced hygienists who use a caring touch and the latest proven techniques to remove tartar and clean the teeth. We also offer periodontic maintenance, including scaling and root planing. Schedule your routine cleaning and exam today.
When you're having any type of dental work done, the longevity of the results of the treatment is every bit as important as its effectiveness. If you're having dental veneers applied to improve the appearance of your smile, being fitted for dentures or getting a filling, bridge or crown, you want to be certain that the materials used are the very best available to ensure that they last.
Davis Dental only uses the finest of materials for our general dentistry, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services. We offer tooth-colored composite fillings that look natural and are highly durable. Porcelain is used for our crowns, bridges and other prosthetic and cosmetic dental appliances. Our state-of-the-art technology and top materials combine to produce the very best, long-lasting results for every patient, and we'll fully explain the options available to you, so that you can make the best choice when it comes to the materials used as a part of your service. Give us a call to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Dental problems don't always wait until it's convenient to produce symptoms. You may wake up one morning with a nagging pain in your tooth, or notice that your gums have started to bleed when you brush. When you just haven't had the time to schedule an appointment but need to be seen by a dentist, Davis Dental is ready to help. Walk-ins are always welcome at our practice during our normal business hours. We use careful scheduling techniques to keep space available for walk-ins to minimize wait without causing delays for patients who have appointments. Even if you are a brand new patient, we will be glad to assist you with your dental care needs. Stop into our office at 100 Ambesbury Street in Lawrence for assistance.
Davis Dental believes that you shouldn't have to take time out of your workday, make special arrangements for child care or juggle items on your to-do list to fit dental care into your day. We have extended business hours that allow you to schedule an appointment when it is most convenient for you. Our practice is open until 7:00PM every evening, and we also have hours until 4:00PM on Saturdays and 2:00PM on Sundays. Emergency services are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week as needed. Call us to schedule your appointment today.
At Davis Dental , we are committed to making quality dental care accessible to everyone. We participate in New Hampshire Medicaid and MassHealth to provide care to the entire Lawrence community and the greater Essex County area. We also accept many private insurance plans. Contact us to learn more about our participation with your insurance provider.
No one should have to put off getting the dental care that they need because of concerns over payment. Davis Dental participates in the CareCredit program to help make treatments more affordable for our patients. This financing program allows you to finance your treatment through a major national lender and make monthly payments over time. The application process is simple, and you can typically receive an instant approval decision. Call our office to learn more about this payment plan service.
Davis Dental offers many additional services to meet your dental needs and the needs of every member of your family.
Other services our clinic offers include:
Dentures (Full, Partial)
Preventive & Restorative Dentistry
Tooth Whitening KitsVeneers
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Published on a monthly basis, The Journal of Dentistry focuses on studies related to restorative dentistry. Topics covered by the articles include prosthodontics, materials used in dental procedures, periodontology, endodontology and oral surgery. [...]
The Journal of Endodontics is the official peer-reviewed publication of the American Association of Endodontists. The journal covers topics related to the newest methods of root canal therapy and developments in instruments and dental technology. [...]